WHO: Mairead O'Sullivan [NPC] and Clio WHAT: Bonding over 'I don't want to go back to school' WHEN: Friday afternoon WHERE: Their house
The looming school year had been weighing on Mairead a lot lately. It was drawing ever nearer and now it was a matter of days instead of weeks. Mairead didn't know if fifteen-year-olds could get worry lines, but she was sure if it was possible, she would have them.
Only a few months had gone by since she finally got free of her abusive parents and her life was so much better now. At school, however, she was going to go right back to being the weirdo who never spoke and had a funny accent. Her behaviour had been to protect herself, considering the situation at home, but she knew it was still how the kids would see her. It was just a reminder of everything she had been through and the pain she had suffered.
Wandering into the kitchen, Mairead found Clio there and without saying anything she walked over and rested her head against Clio's shoulder.